The Week in Review, October 8, 2015: 5 Don't-Miss LearnVest Reads

The Week in Review, October 8, 2015: 5 Don't-Miss LearnVest Reads

We’ve rounded up our greatest hits of the week—the LearnVest stories that belong at the top of your must-read list.

Despite being a relatively new kid on Wall Street, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have surged in popularity over the last two decades. We tackle some of the myths and misconceptions. 8 Questions Everyone Asks About ETFs—Answered

We all have dreams and, sometimes, finding the funds to achieve them calls for cutting back in other areas. For a dose of inspiration, here are three examples of making lifestyle choices to prioritize a big-picture goal. The Art of the Financial Trade-Off: 3 People Share the Sacrifices They Made to Reach Their Dreams

It's down to the wire to get your taxes filed by the six-month extension deadline. Follow these must-dos to get them organized and off to the I.R.S. in time. 7 Things to Check Off Your To-Do List if You Filed an October 15 Federal Tax Extension

Turns out Grandma's $50 birthday check could be worth a lot more—especially if you invest it wisely. Check out these scenarios to help grow your money. 4 Ways Investing as Little as $50 a Month Can Go a Long Way in Retirement

A 20-year-old entering the workforce has a one in four chance of becoming disabled before retirement. Now that we've got you completely panicked, find out how one number can help you prepare financially. Ask a CFP: ‘What’s PDQ—and Why Should I Calculate It?’

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